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  •  African pope would make a lot of sense (0+ / 0-)

    The old guard won't want to give up on the West for obvious if stupid reasons, but an African pope would be the shrewd move.  Africa is the only place the RCC is growing, African Catholicism is much more conservative and old-school religious (mystical, superstitious, literal) than Catholicism elsewhere, and given the leadership's preference for a smaller but more loyal and conservative church.

    Might even fool a lot of liberals into thinking that an African pope - or simply a non-white pope - would be some kind of crypto-progressive, just waiting for the opportunity to liberalize the church and bring the Jesuits and liberation theologians back out of the cellar.

    Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

    by Visceral on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:08:20 PM PST

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